Bug #6135

Baofeng UV-B5 not uploading to radio on Mac OS version.

Added by Sean Sharkey over 1 year ago. Updated 14 days ago.

Status:New Start date:10/02/2018
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:Baofeng UV-B5


Morning All,

This morning I was trying to change some of the memory contents on my Baofeng UV-B5 using the latest Mac OS version of CHRIP.

Downloading the existing memory contents into the computer works just fine, therefore confirming that the computer / software / serial interface is seeing the radio OK. However
when I try to upload the memory file back into the Baofeng the transfer fails. I get the following error reported,

"An error has occurred Radio did not ack programming mode."

I have tired upload the original memory contents file I downloaded from the radio a few seconds earlier, without alteration, and the upload still fails.

When I tried the same experiment using Parallels (a PC emulator for the Mac running Windows 7) everything worked just fine, both the download and the upload worked
as expected without errors.

So it would appear that there is something of an issue with the Mac version and uploading to the radio which does't exist on the Windows version.

Hope that this helps,



Updated by Bernhard Hailer 14 days ago

  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Chirp Version changed from 0.4.0 to daily
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Baofeng UV-B5
  • Platform changed from Windows to MacOS

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